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Libyan delegates choose interim government in UN-led process

Abdulhamid Dbeibeh will serve as prime minister and Mohammed al-Menfi as the head of the presidential council.
Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Political Affairs in Libya Stephanie Williams gestures as she speaks during a press conference in Geneva on February 5, 2021, following the election of a new interim government for Libya during the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. - Libyan delegates at UN-led talks outside Geneva made the surprise choice of Abdul Hamid Dbeibah as prime minister of a transitional unity government to take the war-ravaged country through to elections in December. (P

United Nations-facilitated talks on Libya have wrapped up with a new interim government for the war-ravaged country, with Abdulhamid Dbeibeh selected as prime minister and Mohammed al-Menfi as head of a three-member presidential council. 

“I am pleased to witness this historic moment,” UN acting Libya envoy Stephanie Williams told the delegates on Friday. “The decision that you have taken today will grow with the passage of time in the collective memory of the Libyan people.”

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